Tiny TFT touchpanel includes PLC, IO

Product Exclusive: Smallest TFT Touchpanel with built-in PLC and I/O: EZAutomation’s EZTouchPLC Jr significantly reduces space in a control cabinet and minimizes amount of wiring needed.


Smallest TFT Touchpanel with built-in PLC and I/O: EZAutomation’s EZTouchPLC Jr significantly reduces space in a control cabinet and minimizes amount of wiring needed. Courtesy: EZAutomationEZAutomation, a division of AVG, introduces its newest HMI-PLC combo unit, the EZAutomation EZTouchPLC Jr, the smallest thin-film-transistor (TFT) touchpanel with a built-in programmable logic controller and input-output (I/O) connections, the company said. This “all-in-one control solution” minimizes wiring in a small space, measuring just 4.08-in. x 5.06-in. x 1.87-in. deep, saving space in a control cabinet. The 3.5-in. TFT color screen, with 65,000 colors, includes a white LED back-lit display [online link http://www.controleng.com/search/search-single-display/backlights-evolution-for-human-machine-interface-hmi-panels/81ff5c8a944a011431c9ded682a60ee5.html]

It includes 22 I/O or 28 I/O options. Models include: 8 dc inputs and 6 dc outputs; 8 dc inputs and 6 dc outputs, 4 analog in, 4 analog out (voltage) with 12-bit resolution; 16 dc inputs and 8 dc outputs; or 16 dc inputs, 8 dc outputs, 2 analog in, 2 analog out (voltage or current) with 12-bit resolution.

For easy programming, it uses a single programming environment for PLC (ladder logic) and HMI applications. Data logging and recipe features are built-in, along with auto-tune proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control. Ethernet for programming and remote access are available as options. It is made in the United States.


EZAutomation, a division of AVG 

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